Healthcare reform in US
SenatorVincent Illuzzi will present an update on 2014 Health Care Reform including a review of Bill #208 he recently introduced on the subject on Monday, January 30 at 8:30am at the North Country Career Center conference room. Jacques Roberge of Poulos Insurance and Bill Gardyne of Associated Insurance will review the new VACE/BLUE Cross-blue Shield Health Insurance Plan at the same meeting sponsored by Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce (VNCCOC).
“Health Care costs are a major part of our businesses’ expenses. It’s important that our business leaders understand what’s ahead in Health Care Reform due to go into effect in 2014 and that our legislators hear from them. But in addition to that, businesses have to get through the next two years with the most cost effective plan for their situation,” stated Donna Higgons, Executive Director of VNCCOC. “The Vermont Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE) has negotiated very competitive rates with Blue Cross/blue Shield of Vermont in a variety of programs designed to meet most business needs, with a 2-year rate guarantee. We urge all members and guests to attend this important meeting, give feedback to Senator Illuzzi and find out if your business can save money while offering your employees a comprehensive plan,” continued Mrs. Higgons.
The chamber will be sponsoring several Health Care Reform updates over the next few months as the legislature
Presentedby Hydro-quebec, the Les filles et les sciences: un duo electrisant! event which takes place at the Cegep de Sherbrooke on Saturday, February 18th, will offer something special for parents and teachers as well. A rich day of information and surprise awaits parents and teachers. In order that they can become familiar with the different fields of science and technology, several activities will take place throughout the day. The adults can visit “Explore your future” kiosks, listen to testimonials by students and workers in the field, or speak with one of the event’s godmothers: Veronique Nault, Marie-josee Toupin or Joannie Lapointe, all three of whom are engineering students at the Université de Sherbrooke.
The aim of these activities is to shed light on the school and professional paths being proposed to the young girls. Participating adults will then be better equipped to give advice to young girls in their entourage. This event is free and a lunch will be provided to those participating. The registration form, which is the same as the one for the young girls, is available on the CLSE website. The deadline for registration is February 4th, 2012. For more information call Bianca Douillard at 819 565-5062.
The day will be directed by three regional partners: the Cegep de Sherbrooke, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Conseil du loisir scientifique de l’estrie (CLSE).